CHICAGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Recognized as the launching site for cutting-edge, new products and services in the health IT industry, the HIMSS14 Exhibition Hall offers more than 500,000 square feet of space for more than 1,200 exhibiting companies that will be on-site at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. In fact, compared to last year, HIMSS14 is trending higher for the number of companies represented on the show floor.
Attendee preference: At HIMSS14, the exhibition hall hours have been extended on the three days exhibits are open, with more overlap between education hours and exhibition hours. As a result, the floor will remain open during mid-day break.
HIMSS14 Exhibition Hall Hours:
Monday, Feb. 24: Noon - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 25: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 26: 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
“Each year, we listen to our attendees and exhibitors as we prepare for our next annual conference. They asked for more time on the exhibition floor, and so, we have increased the hours to provide more time for interaction and networking between our exhibitors and conference attendees,” said Elli Riley, Director, Exhibits and Meeting Services, HIMSS. “In addition, we have added new features to the floor, such a dedicated area reserved for first-time exhibitors and startup companies, the Intelligent Medical Home as part of the Intelligent Hospital, a reimagined Interoperability Showcase, the Connected Patient Learning Gallery and much more.”
Riley emphasized the HIMSS14 Exhibit Hall supports the overall vision of HIMSS, with the products and services on the floor demonstrating how information technology improves health. With that in mind, HIMSS also has organized certain products and services on the exhibition floor into specific sections, such as co-locating the Meaningful Use Experience with the Interoperability Showcase as well as specific products and services appropriate for the Knowledge Centers and the Connected Patient Learning Gallery.
The HIMSS Exhibition Hall includes:
HIMSS would also like to thank the anchor exhibitors
Tips for ‘making big manageable” in the exhibit hall provides guidance on how to select those exhibits of interest and value to attendees, based on their health IT solution needs.
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.
HIMSS is a cause-based, global enterprise producing health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.